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Casey Neistat pulled over by police on fake Tesla Cyberbike

Published: 4/Feb/2020 14:50 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 15:18

by Jacob Hale

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Casey Neistat was pulled over by police in a video posted on February 3, which saw him traversing around Los Angeles on a fake “Tesla Cyberbike.”

The YouTuber and filmmaker opens his video with a montage of him driving around on an electric bike that looks to be a two-wheeled version of the Tesla Cybertruck, which was first revealed in November 2019.

It’s somewhat chunky for a bike, but it looks clean and has the Cybertruck edges that make it look more like a spaceship than a road vehicle. Naturally, it caught a lot of attention, and Casey made sure to show it off and explain to people what exactly he was driving.

YouTube: Casey Neistat.
Although not officially a Tesla vehicle, the “Cyberbike” definitely looks like it could be.

The bike, which was designed by Casey and Super73, is one of the company’s standard new vehicles but covered with an aluminum frame, which Casey says they “got carried away” with and ended up simply designing a Tesla-inspired Cyberbike.

When he starts to explain the Cyberbike to viewers, Neistat is very honest. “While you can ride the Cyberbike, you can’t ride it very well, especially when you have to make a turn,” he says.

Showing a close up of the handlebars, which are simply sticking out of a hole in the aluminum case, they look difficult to maneuver as they scrape along the casing. He reveals that the “Cyberbike” casing around the bike is simply a deterrent to stop people from seeing the actual bike itself due to it not being ready for public eyes yet.

Nonetheless, it looks great as Neistat travels around Santa Monica and the infamous LA beaches, catching a few strange looks as he does so.

He goes on to describe the Cyberbike as “kind of janky, it sort of works, it’s hard to drive and it’s not particularly safe,” showing off his incredible sales prowess before taking a look at the difficult building process of the bike.

Finally, towards the end of the video, the police sirens ring and Casey explains what’s going on to the officer who asks if it’s an electric bike or a motorbike, and questions their use of a drone, of which certain laws have to be adhered to for its usage.

Though we don’t see what comes of the police encounter, it’s clear the officer isn’t too concerned and Neistat, obviously, gets away from the situation without too much hassle.

Although this bike isn’t actually a Tesla, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s given Elon Musk an idea of what to work on next…

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.